Alessandra Ambrosio in Bathing Suit Shows Off "Sun Kissed Skin"
Alessandra Ambrosio is bringing major beach vibes to social media. The 40-year-old supermodel flaunts her famous figure in her latest Instagram post, rocking a cutout swimsuit to perfection. "Salty air and sun kissed skin," she captioned the stunning image. How does the Brazilian bombshell keep herself in such fantastic physical form? Read on to learn about 7 ways Alessandra Ambrosio stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
She Eats Healthy Most of the Time
Alessandra eats healthy….most of the time! "I'm all about moderation and eating something different every day. Obviously I try not to splurge on pasta, but if I'm back in Brazil where everything is pasta- or bread-based—and so yummy—I'll eat whatever I want, then go back to lots of salads and chicken or fish with veg as soon as I'm back in L.A," the supermodel explained to The Edit.
She Does Pilates
Alessandra is a big fan of elongating workouts, especially Pilates. She takes reformer classes with her pals to "get in some girl time," she told Glamour. "It's important to break a sweat every day, and I love the way Pilates makes me feel long and lean."
She Does Yoga
"I love to do yoga as it centers me and also at the same time keeps me in shape," she told FOX News. When she can't make it to a class, she practices at home. "Since there is a lot to do around the house sometimes I don't have much time to work out, in which case I try to do some stretching and hold a plank for five to 10 minutes."
Exercise Is a Part of Her "Daily Routine"
"In my family, no one ever worked out. It wasn't until I did my first Victoria's Secret show that I started exercising…now that it's a healthy, normal part of my daily routine," she told The Edit.
She Is Active Outdoors
Alessandra makes outdoor activities a family affair. "We love going to the beach, hanging in Malibu and playing volleyball… We like going rollerblading and biking, all kinds of things!" she told People.
She Doesn't Diet
"Whenever I start to diet, everything goes downhill," she told The Edit. "So if I want a little bite of dark chocolate on a plane or a cocktail with friends on the weekend, I'll have it. In fact, I'll drink a glass of red wine with dinner most nights, and two or three times a week I'll have a cup of tea and a cupcake with Anja, who's as obsessed with red velvet as I am."
She Does Strength Training
Alessandra regularly strength trains and recently shared her routine via an Instagram video. In it, she lifts weights, does intense interval moves (including mountain climbers and kettlebell squats) and ab exercises. "Research shows that a single set of 12 to 15 repetitions with the proper weight can build muscle efficiently in most people and can be as effective as three sets of the same exercise. As long as you take the muscle you are working to fatigue — meaning you can't lift another repetition — you are doing the work necessary to make the muscle stronger. And fatiguing at a higher number of repetitions means you likely are using a lighter weight, which will make it easier for you to control and maintain correct form," says the Mayo Clinic.